Well after much toiling, my first round of Oscar predictions are now on record. There’s a handy-dandy widget in upper right column of the blog to navigate through my initial thoughts on this year’s Oscar race. While I’m quick to say that everyone’s confidence in The Tree of Life being this year’s big Academy Awards movie is premature and a little misguided (I fear it’ll fall flat come May just from sheer over-hyping), I ended up declaring it the eventual nomination count leader nonetheless. Such is life. From the previews, it’s hard to deny that it’ll have technical and visual appeal, which is something we’ve come to expect from Terrence Malick’s films anyway. A lot of my reliability, though, is resting on a couple of movies that are currently slated for a 2012 release, but have already begun filming – so they could just as easily get snuck in in December: J. Edgar and Carnage. We’ll just have to wait and see how those two fare for 2011. So go ahead and check out the individual category pictorial write-ups amidst the linkage in the upper left corner of the blog, and look no further than directly below for the final tallies for my current predictions for Oscar 2011.
The April round of predictions keep on coming (and I’m finally getting the hang of this Blogger “pages” thing – I highly recommend it!), this time with the two supporting categories, as well as the two screenplay categories. My predicting abilities are going to get foggier and foggier as we head into the tech categories, but I’ll do my best.
**UPDATE** Look to the gadget to the left for the latest predictions. All the acting and screenplay categories are finished, as well as Best Picture. Working on some tech categories currently, and Best Director has been posted thus far.
The year is more than a quarter complete now, so it’s only fitting that Oscar discussion commence. I don’t know about you, but my fatigue from 2010’s award season is over, and I’m ready to ponder anew the latest and greatest of 2011! To start things off, I’m experimenting with the “pages” function of blogger to bring you the first of this round of predictions, starting with the elusive Best Picture. Please do check them out, and let me know what your thoughts are!
**UPDATE** Best Lead Actress and Actor have officially been added. Go check it out at the above link!